Monday, July 27, 2009

Dresses Galore!

This is what I've been doing for a week straight...and loving it. I'm selling these dresses and for really cheap...mainly b/c I'm not trying to make money, simply just need to pay for my hobby. I'm practically giving them if you see one you like, just let me know. I'll ship anywhere and it won't be extra! Contrary to what the Post Office says, it does NOT cost extra to ship from or to Hawaii...

I've named each of the dresses after the special keiki it was created for...or just a cute name instead of numbering them .I'm working on a site for people to order from...and an etsy, ebay, and amazon page as well.

Hope you like. Leave comments if so!

Front view of "scrap that"
"Scrap That" (back view)
"The Catelynn"

Summertime Sunshine

"The Lola" a special dress so she can welcome home her daddy

"Retro Lola"

"Hippie Lily"
Close up of "Hippie Lily"
"Keiki girl"

"Ava's Sunday best"

"Ava's Hawaiian pink"

"Capri Hope"

So all of my dresses are only $8 (newborn-2T) $10 (3T & up) with the exception of "Scrap That" "Sunday Best" and "Capri Hope." Those three are $12 (newborn- 2T) $14 (3T & up). I'm also offering the chance for people to pay whatever they can afford. I understand the economic hardship right now, so if you cannot do $8-12 right now simply give whatever you think necessary.
I'm also really excited about this. My church is having a silent auction to raise money for a couple going on a field mission trip and I am going to attempt to put two of my dresses in the auction...I know they won't be the biggest ticket items, but I'm hoping they will contribute to this great family and mission.
I'm also working on starting a website...the name for my "company" will be "Ava Inspired Designs" after my dear friend Jessie's little princess. Since I did start out making these dresses for her, I think I ought to pay tribute to her sweet life. I can't wait to meet her NEXT WEEK!
Ok, if you love my dresses leave comments! I love to know people like them, or if you have ideas for a different pattern or tutorial for a cute style add that too!
God Bless

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

THE Secret Baby Shower I've been working on....

I wanted to share some pictures from the baby shower I was secretly organizing for one of my best friends, Jessie. It was a wonderful success with so much love in one room for this baby it was exhausting...literally, I slept for 14 hours the next day. I've been working so hard day and night on this thing and I'm soooo glad Jessie had a blast! Here are some pics....

This is Debbie (Jessie's mom), Jessie & Me before the shower (she still had no clue at this point where we were going...and I threw her off by getting us lost....oi. )

This is her wonderful reaction to finding out it would be at a tea house! :D she was allll smiles.

The cake that Heather, myself, & Pam worked on for many many hours. (It was completely finished with just the top layer to spare so mommy & daddy could share it when Baby Ava arrives.)

Here's Jessie's reaction to alllll the bows that I made for little Ava....I can't wait to see her wearing these & the various outfits that go along with them.

The sign I made for Ava....she did like it....contrary to her crooked smile lol. i love ya Jess. favorite. Some of the girls playing "draw the baby on top of your head" game. It was sooo much fun. Congrats to our winner & loser (she picked best and worst baby) Some of them had some "mysterious" things growing out of their bodies that I certainly hope were embilical cords :)

This the table set up with a yummy tray of foods, scones, and desserts & the party favors. (the pink tea cup shaped boxes filled with goodies)

All of the wonderful gifts for Baby Avangelina...who will be here in 6 weeks!!

The radiant momma to be!! Isn't she the prettiest preggo you've ever seen?

Finally, here's the gang all coming to celebrate a miracle in the making who is growing more and more each day...Can't wait to meet you and squeeze those beautiful cheeks Ava.
I cannot give kudos or recognition to the location...they were horrible to us as we left...even though the set up was gorgeous the owner was very disrespectful & unprofessional. If anyone (in Hawaii of course) wants to know the name to avoid the location let me know...I would never recommend her to anyone and she has not heard the last of me...or Jessie's mom.
Other than that, Ava has everything she will ever need for the first year of her life. I cannot wait to see her and hold her.
P.S. Ava's daddy will be home in 5 weeks....please keep him in your prayers as he travels home from Iraq to be with his wife & baby & also pray that he will be allowed to stay instead of returning home.